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Degree in Podiatry

The degree is granted over a three-years training programme and prepares for the profession of podiatrist.

What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists are specialist health professionals with expertise in foot care, devoted to the treatment of skin and nails conditions, static and dynamic posture disorders, for patients of all ages (children, eldrely, athletes, etc.).

Their scope of practice includes diagnosis and treatment, taking into account the overall health of patients. Furthermore, they can prescribe medication.

The podiatrists aim to diagnose and adress health conditions, static and dynamic disorders, through clinical examination, walking technique analysis, audits of the patient environment, and individual advice.

They design and manufacture medical devices (foot, toes, nails orthosis). They also specialise in foot care related to specific medical conditions : diabetic, arterial, arthrosic and arthritic pathologies.

Finaly, they play an important role in supporting people suffering from degenerative or age-related diseases.

96% of podiatrists are self-employed, in private medical offices and health centres.

Training organization

The degree in podiatry is granted after 3 years (6 semesters and 180 ECTS), it is equivalent to a Bachelor's degree level (bac +3).

Education and internships

Theoretical courses represent 815 hours (425 hours of lectures - 390 hours of tutorials). Clinical and situational teaching represent 270 hours.


The training takes place on the North site of the Faculty of Medical and Paramedical Sciences.

Tuition costs

In case of admission, the fees per year of study are :

  • student and campus life contribution (CVEC): 91€
  • university registration fees: 170€
  • tuition fees: 2 500€

Continuing education : 5239€

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Aix-Marseille Université training offer

Clinique de pédicurie-podologie